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Harmlessonica replied to the topic 'Wabash Cannonball February Song of the MonthThe Wa' in the forum. 1 hour 37 minutes ago

Harpdoctor wrote:

Thanks for the kind words everyone, now if I could only start embellishing the tune like Dennis Cooper does.

With all due respect to Dennis, it sounds to me like a straight melody but played with bends at a decent tempo. That's not what I call embellishment.

Or, as Spideryak might add, "...I could be wrong about that." :)

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Sarge replied to the topic 'Wabash Cannonball February Song of the MonthThe Wa' in the forum. 1 hour 47 minutes ago

Way to go Harpdoctor! You can do it just like Dennis; it just takes practice, lots of practice.

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Harpdoctor replied to the topic 'Wabash Cannonball February Song of the MonthThe Wa' in the forum. 4 hours 12 minutes ago

Thanks for the kind words everyone, now if I could only start embellishing the tune like Dennis Cooper does.

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jeremyh replied to the topic 'Sound Cloud, and others what do you use ?' in the forum. 8 hours 10 minutes ago

Sharing, generally, lets you post a link for your music one way or another, into an email, facebook post, a tweet &c and that link takes you back to the original site to listen, to SounCloud for the link above.

Embedding makes the video play in the website itself, so you don't leave the web page you are looking at to play the video, there are other advantages but that's the basic difference. Some sites will give you embed code that you can cut and paste into your web site editor to make the player. YouTube does this, the code makes a llittle 'window' into just that video on youtube that window appears in your web page, Souncloud does the same if you click embed rather than share.

Just to confuse matters some sites are smart enough to recognise an incoming 'share' link and turn it into an embed code, and sites like Harmonica Club will often know that you are posting a 'share' link and do the same, that's what the video button in the editor is doing, it doesn't know about SoundCloud so I don't think you can embed from there to here.

That's probably confused matters even further :unsure:

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spideryak replied to the topic 'Sound Cloud, and others what do you use ?' in the forum. 8 hours 16 minutes ago

I see I spelled Walter Tore's name on my 1st post.
I'm personally not aware of the fellow but here he is...credited for recording 250,000 songs or something along those lines....though I'm more interested in the file sharing/ embedding aspects to posting....

youtu.be/WPfohHgqs-k

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spideryak replied to the topic 'Sound Cloud, and others what do you use ?' in the forum. 8 hours 38 minutes ago

Here's a link for whom I thought they were referring to.

I'm still trying to figure out the difference between 'share' and 'embed'
or why a website would have have an embedded player to play it's music files...
thanks

youtu.be/PjZoWDLWIp0

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Marcy replied to the topic 'Wabash Cannonball February Song of the MonthThe Wa' in the forum. 9 hours 15 minutes ago

That's sounding really nice, Harpdoctor! You've definitely got a feel for this tune.
Andy, that's two months in a row you've done a folk tune. Looks like your trumpet has good cause to worry.

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jeremyh replied to the topic 'Sound Cloud, and others what do you use ?' in the forum. 10 hours 37 minutes ago

I use SoundCloud a bit, I'm not convinced anyone needs to see my ugly mug on YouTube.

Like YouTube there's a share button and you can either cut and paste a link like this soundcloud.com/jeremy-hoyland/goddesses or it brings up buttons for FB, Twitter &c. I think I logged in via Google rather than setting up a new account.

I had a for Walter Tori with Google didn't seem to come up with anything appropriate -did seem to come up with some things that seemed inappropriate! Perhaps you could post a link.

HTH

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Lithy replied to the topic 'Jaw ache' in the forum. 13 hours 36 minutes ago

Hi Andy.

Thanks for your reply on this matter.

I have been playing 2 &1/2 yrs so not too much practice too early. It's only come on of late....maybe old age creeping in!! lol.

Will reduce my practice sessions to start with. I have always found tension a problem too. Have been trying to relax during sessions with some success but it creeps back in now and then. Will keep focused on relaxing and playing softer, more relaxed. I am also trying to change my playing technique with a more relaxed mouth and harp deeper into the mouth and tilted upwards towards the nose. I learnt this technique from one of Jon Gindicks learning books. I find this helps not only the jaw ache (to a degree) but my playing ability on single notes.....which has come a long way. But at the same time this mouth position does not seem to compliment all songs I try to cover. Lastly. Do you know of any jaw exercises that harp, brass players do to strengthen the jaw area?

Thanks again.

Cheers.

Lithy.

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pele66 has liked a Video 14 hours 31 minutes ago

"Cheek to Cheek"

A CD which I made earlier.

AndyT replied to the topic 'Jaw ache' in the forum. 21 hours 8 minutes ago

Hi Lithy

The jaw ache may be because your mouth is adapting to the harp, thus changing shape and stresses on the jaw. If the problem doesn't go away with practise, I'd suggest seeking medical help. It's good to reduce practise sessions below the hour as a short term management thing, but if you can't play for an hour without pain then it is indicative f an issue.

I suspect you are trying too much too early. It's probably safer to start short and build up to long sessions. 20 minutes is the ideal practise session in many ways as you are warm enough to do stuff but do not fatigue. But then you don't get enough time to do intense work. Jason Ricci for example, talks of spending 30 - 60 minutes on scale exercises alone. Then moving onto more detailed practise. Us mortals don't have time for this. But if you can't play for an hour without an ache then there's an issue.

It happens in over arenas too, where muscles aren't prepared for longer sessions. For example, I play trumpet in a feeder band (one for those less abled players) for an A Grade Band (highest non-professional band). I also play cornet in a brass band. A trumpet player from the A grade band joined the brass band and was exhausted after 30 minutes. Trumpets in most bands can spend a lot of time resting. In brass bands they play all the time. She wasn't used to playing for so long. She adapted quickly though.

I would hope te problem goes away with time, but I wouldn't push the practise sessions. I still only play without rest for about 40 minutes at a time

Andy

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AndyT replied to the topic 'Wabash Cannonball February Song of the MonthThe Wa' in the forum. 22 hours 59 minutes ago

Looks and sounds like a great start to me Harpdoctor

I too have been working on just getting the melody right. Thankfully we don't have to stop trying at the end of the month. That way I may get to embellish the tune. I am in danger of taking up folk music. My trumpet may never forgive me.

Andy

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Harmlessonica replied to the topic 'Wabash Cannonball February Song of the MonthThe Wa' in the forum. 23 hours 36 minutes ago

Harpdoctor wrote:

...My problem is that I never get beyond the basic melody.

Well, sounds to me like you have the basic melody down pretty good Doc. :)

Ripe for embellishment, if you have the time and inclination for it.

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Eric33 added a video. yesterday

"All of Me "and Happy Days and Lonely Nights"

An Introduction tip for the chromatic harmonica.Two examples where you can introduce or finish a tune with a little improvisation.

spideryak created a new topic ' Sound Cloud, and others what do you use ?' in the forum. yesterday

I just loaded Sound Cloud the other day but have yet to use it. I see sound cloud and box compared on another site on another web site.
I know at least one person is using sound cloud. I have u tube pretty well figured for the videos, but want to start using files.
A couple of questions
Do they link to social media or are there settings to control ??

also..when they say a fellow like Walter Tori has a nice embedded player on his web site for his lessons..what are they talking about ?

I know various people here probably use different methods so Ii was hoping we could talk them out in this thread...
,,mostly because I'm starting to forget who said what about what and how etc...

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Harpdoctor replied to the topic 'Wabash Cannonball February Song of the MonthThe Wa' in the forum. yesterday

here's my version of Wabash Cannonball. I'm playing it on a Hohner G Chromatic.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbwDEbv22-E

Gosh, more headaches. I cannott get it to play here, you have to cut and paste it onto address line.

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